Is it a case of “wag the dog” and a convenient shift from the countless evident failures of Obama or something credible? Not so sure…
Politico has just reported that American special operators and law enforcement agents captured on Sunday a key suspect in the 2012 Benghazi attack, the Pentagon said today. Ahmed Abu Khatallah is “in U.S. custody in a secure location outside of Libya,” said Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby. “There were no civilian casualties related to this operation, and all U.S. personnel involved in the operation have safely departed Libya.”
We’ve known about this fella for almost two years — he was the one who famously sat outside in a hotel sipping on a drink, giving an interview to Time magazine. We’ve known his whereabouts — so why now?
Hat tip to our U.S. Special Operators but this smells of typical politics and especially the politics of expediency and Orwellian message control. We know the liberal progressive media depends upon an easily distracted populace. By the end of the week, this Abu Khatallah will be forgotten, but what will not be forgotten is the neatness of this and the timing of the announcement. So I guess Obama and Clinton can now tout that the perpetrators have been brought to justice — what took so long? — if indeed this pans out.
And remember, this was a terrorist attack still being treated like a police action, a law enforcement issue. So Abu Khatallah will get lawyered up after being read his Miranda rights and that will be the end of that. And why would this “unlawful enemy combatant” be granted legal rights?
I don’t think Putin, al-Shabab, ISIS, or Iran will blink over this. But you can bet the Obama administration is praying for the mindless lemmings to “look over there.” They just think we’re stupid and I believe the more we dig into this “apprehension,” the more it will fall apart and create more issues for the Obama administration.
You guys can buy into this, but I ain’t.